The first grade French lesson starts with a verse followed by a song and rhythmic exercises. Recitation and listening activities are balanced with movement and games. Some basic conversational vocabulary is introduced to the class including body parts, actions, numbers, colors, adjectives and prepositions, fruits, days of the week and months, and animals. Moreover, the students hear and act out stories, such as Boucles D’Or (Goldilocks), Le Bonhomme De Neige (The Snowman), and La Galette (a story similar to The Pancake That Rolled).
The children are introduced to German by playing circle games, singing songs, and reciting short poems. The vocabulary includes objects in the classroom, animals, toys, fruits, vegetables, clothing items, colors, and numbers. Simple conversational exchanges are practiced. Every lesson begins with a verse and ends with a song or poem.